Meet Parker Clay

 We are SO happy to introduce you today to Parker Clay. About 3 years ago at an adoption conference we met a dad who had recently adopted a very sweet little girl from Ethiopia. After chatting for a bit we learned that this family had plans to move to Ethiopia and look for ways to address some of the root causes to poverty and the disruption of family. We have been stalking following them on facebook since this time and were absolutely smitten when we saw their new company. We think the bi-fold and passport wallet are a perfect gift for fathers day! So without further blabber on my part, meet Parker Clay.

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PARKER CLAY VALUES
 
Make the best products possible.

Ruthlessly focus on the details. Take no shortcuts. Use the best global partners. Be vigilantly creative. Bring high fashion down to earth.

Create economic and social empowerment.

Develop good business systems and practices. Meet people's needs and create opportunity. Partake in ending poverty and injustice. In Ethiopia and across the globe.

Be good to one another.

Be grateful and humble. Always be in relationship. Constructively challenge each other to grow. Encourage experimentation.

 

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Direct Support to Those in Need 

In the capital city of Addis Ababa alone, it’s estimated there are over 150,000 women involved in the commercial sex industry. Lacking opportunities in which they can have meaning and hope, these women are easily lured into prostitution as a way of supporting themselves and their families. We have seen first-hand their cry to leave the commercial sex industry and we have partnered with a local organization dedicated to lifting these women out of prostitution and providing them with opportunity elsewhere.

Lifting Up Whole Communities

Parker Clay is excited to launch our first line of products. With our inaugural launch, we are partnering with the non-profit Women at Risk in giving back to help more women in Ethiopia realize their potential and to empower them. By purchasing from Parker Clay, you join this movement. Woman at Risk has been helping women in Ethiopia for over 18 years through rehabilitation, counseling, and skills training. 94% of the women that have completed their program have stayed out of the commercial sex industry.